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電子たばこ「全面禁止も」 米FDA、10代販売対策要請 日本経済新聞 18.9.13


Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to address epidemic of youth e-cigarette use


We saw an important opportunity. We saw a chance to leverage the potential benefits of new and non-combustible technology to allow more adults to get nicotine from sources that could pose a lot less harm than smoking cigarettes. We continue to believe in this central concept.

But let me be clear that nicotine isn’t a benign substance. This is especially true when it comes to children, and the effects that nicotine has on a developing brain. That’s why we need a strong regulatory process that puts these new products through an appropriate series of regulatory gates.


FDA chief calls youth e-cigarettes an ‘epidemic’,The Washington Post,18.9.12

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report in January found that while e-cigarettes are far less harmful than conventional cigarettes, which produce a raft of toxic substances when burned, they still pose health risks. And though the devices may help adults quit smoking, the report said evidence shows their use increases the risk of young people eventually moving to traditional cigarettes.

Gottlieb echoed those concerns, saying that he was worried about the effects of nicotine in e-cigarettes on the developing brain and that a proportion of teenagers who use the devices will end up on regular cigarettes.